The Chilean President, Mr. Sebastián Piñera, and the Thai First Minister, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, lead the Free Trade Agreement signature ceremony between Chile and Thailand, whose negotiations finished successfully in August 2012 and that will allow the immediate preferential access to more than 90% of the national products.
The FTA with Thailand will be the fifth agreement that Chile signs with an ASEAN member nation and it will allow that both countries serve as a platform for exportations and importations for the flows of goods and services in their respective regions.
The aforementioned agreement will give Chile an immediate preferential access to more than 90% of the products. Among the main Chilean products that will benefit from the coming into force of the agreement with a zero tariff we can find copper cathodes, frozen trouts, molybdenum concentrates, lithium carbonate, beef, pork, lamb meat and fowl meat, condensed milk, cheeses, walnuts, avocados, raisins, tomato paste, gear boxes for cars, wood products, paper and cardboards.
With respect to Thailand, the main products that will enter Chile with a zero tariff are petrol, natural gas, vans, cars, tuna preserves, digital photo cameras and pineapple preserves.
Friday October 4, 2013/ Gobierno de Chile/ Chile.